One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller

by Brad Taylor

DUTTON ADULT | December 28, 2012 | Hardcover

One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller is rated 4 out of 5 by 14.
Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, move over: introducing a pulse-pounding new international thriller series by a former Delta Force commander.

They call it the Taskforce. Their existence is as essential as it is illegal. Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government. Protected from the prying eyes of Congress and the media. Built around the top operators from across the clandestine, intelligence, and special forces landscape. Designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S. law. Trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability.

Pike Logan was the most successful operator on the Taskforce, his instincts and talents unrivaled-until personal tragedy permanently altered his outlook on the world. Pike knows what the rest of the country might not want to admit: The real threat isn't from any nation, any government, any terrorist group. The real threat is one or two men, controlled by ideology, operating independently, in possession of a powerful weapon.

Buried in a stack of intercepted chatter is evidence of two such men. The transcripts are scheduled for analysis in three months. The attack is mere days away. It is their bad luck that they're about to cross paths with Pike Logan. And Pike Logan has nothing left to lose.

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Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.63 in

Published: December 28, 2012

Publisher: DUTTON ADULT

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525952136

ISBN - 13: 9780525952138

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from One Rough Man I had trouble putting it down. A great read, very well writen, keeps you on the edge of your seat at all times,
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One rough man Agreed,slow at first,but 1-3 through,hang on,it speeds right to the end. I found another tough nut to follow!
Date published: 2014-11-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from All books Pathetic. It takes forever to open a book. Solo frustrating
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like Pike Couldn't stop reading. Kept my interest to the end.
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from One rough man Okay, but once again an action book that has to show that men aren't good enough to get the job done without a woman.
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ms. Keeps you on the edge. Hard to put down once you start.
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Rough Man Great yarn. Enjoyed every page
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One rough man Not bad read books are dear though
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from One rough man. Not as good as iwas hoping, just passable
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read First time I read a brad Taylor novel,enjoyed it, will move to the next one he wrote ..soon as I figure out which one that is.
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Rough Man Starting read it and could not put it down
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, steady read. Enjoyable read. I liked the the fact that the author was special ops. On balance, the action just seems more authentic knowing that the narrative mechanics of violence are steeped in real world experience. As for plot and pacing, the levers he pulled were raw, nasty and evocative - I found myself really rooting for Pike, more so than I have done with other characters in this genre. Looking forward to reading more of Taylor's stuff.
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining & fast-paced This is a good 1st effort that gives some insight into the world of Special Operations.
Date published: 2013-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining & fast-paced Decent read
Date published: 2013-03-05

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One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller

One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller

by Brad Taylor

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.63 in

Published: December 28, 2012

Publisher: DUTTON ADULT

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525952136

ISBN - 13: 9780525952138

About the Book

They call it the Taskforce. Pike Logan was the most successful operator on the Taskforce--until personal tragedy permanently altered his outlook on the world. Now he must thwart an attack on the U.S.--and he has nothing left to lose.

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1The target took a shortcut, unwittingly shaving another four minutes off of life as he knew it. His appearance surprised me, because I had parked in an alley specifically to get out of his line of march, figuring he'd go the long way around the block. He was about fifty feet back and walking at an unhurried pace. A minute later he passed me, unaware of my existence. He was so close that I could have flung open the door and knocked him to the ground. From there, it would have been easy to thump him on the head, throw him in the back, and haul ass. That would have been a bit extreme even for me, so I let him go. Better to stick with the plan.I keyed the handset of my radio. "All elements, all elements, this is Pike. Target just passed my location and intersected Twenty-second Street. He's crossing it now."Pike's not my real name. It's my call sign. We use them because nobody in my unit wants to use military ones like "Victor-Bravo Three-Seven." I'd like to say that I got mine for doing something badass, but you don't pick your call sign. It picks you, and usually for something that's not flattering. In my case it came from a stupid comment I'd made during training. I grew up in Oregon, spending my time hunting and fishing. I was trying to describe how we should do an ambush, but wasn't communicating things right. I finally said, "You know, like a pike attacks when it catches another fish." Everyone looked at me for a second in silence, then broke out laughing. For the next two
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From the Publisher

Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, move over: introducing a pulse-pounding new international thriller series by a former Delta Force commander.

They call it the Taskforce. Their existence is as essential as it is illegal. Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government. Protected from the prying eyes of Congress and the media. Built around the top operators from across the clandestine, intelligence, and special forces landscape. Designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S. law. Trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability.

Pike Logan was the most successful operator on the Taskforce, his instincts and talents unrivaled-until personal tragedy permanently altered his outlook on the world. Pike knows what the rest of the country might not want to admit: The real threat isn't from any nation, any government, any terrorist group. The real threat is one or two men, controlled by ideology, operating independently, in possession of a powerful weapon.

Buried in a stack of intercepted chatter is evidence of two such men. The transcripts are scheduled for analysis in three months. The attack is mere days away. It is their bad luck that they're about to cross paths with Pike Logan. And Pike Logan has nothing left to lose.

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About the Author

Brad Taylor served for more than twenty-one years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Special Forces Lieutenant colonel. During that time he held numerous infantry and special operations positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment—Delta where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron. He has conducted operations in support of U.S. national interests in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other classified locations. He holds a master's of science in defense analysis with a concentration in irregular warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. When not writing, Brad serves as a security consultant on asymmetric threats to various agencies. He currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife and two daughters.